Co-Packing and Contract Manufacturing
Definition: A contract packer, or co-packer, is a company that manufactures and packages foods or other products for their clients. To market and distribute, a co-packer works under contract with the hiring company to manufacture food as though the products were manufactured directly by the hiring company.
A co-packer is similar to a contract manufacturer in other industries, such as automotive or aerospace. Co-packing is commonly used when the producing company doesn’t have the packing capacity, machinery, knowledge etc.
Advantages: Greater product visibility, management of costs, flexibility and environmentally conscious business practices are just some of the benefits food manufacturers can derive from using Icon Foods as your co-packer and contract manufacturer.
Icon Foods can save you money because we have the expertise, resource, and staff in place to produce retail ready consumer goods.
In a recent Contract Packaging survey, highlighted in DHL Supply Chain Matters, 65 percent of respondents who had invested in co-packing said it had increased their business’ flexibility, while 62 percent felt it had helped cut costs.
Count on Icon Foods for your quality co-packing, private label, and contract manufacturing.